Kingsway girls win Group 4 championship on huge day for S.J. schools at state relays!!!!!

The Kingsway girls are state relays champions for the fourth time and for the third time they shared the top of the podium.

Kingsway and Ridge both scored 30 points to share the state Group 4 relays title at the Bennett Center in Toms River Sunday. 

Kingsway also shared the 2007 title with Ridge and shared the 2013 title with Winslow Township. The Dragons won the 2014 championship outright.

It was a huge day for South Jersey schools overall with Millville a point back in third place, Rancocas Valley fourth with 26 and Egg Harbor, Eastern and Williamstown all recording wins in one event.

South Jersey schools won seven of the nine events.

Kingsway won the distance medley in 12:34.81, No. 5 in the state this year and No. 2 in South Jersey. Freshman Aubrey Pierontoni, seniors Allie Pierontoni and Emily Pierontoni and junior Skye Robinson ran for Kingsway, who beat Ridge by 35 meters.

The same quartet placed second in the 4-by-800 in 9:41.41. Kingsway is already No. 1 in South Jersey with its 9:35.90 at the Millrose Trials. Westfield won the race in 9:35.44.

In the sprint medley, junior Elise Daniel, Robinson, Allie Pierontoni and senior Allison Bobst took third in 4:19.00, just a couple steps behind Egg Harbor’s winning 4:17.52. Junior Anne Rutledge, senior Gabrielle German, junior Lauren Princz and senior Isabella Leak ran for EHT.

Kingsway also got third in the pole vault relay with Bobst clearing 10-0 and senior Erin Kennedy 7-0.

Millville won the 800-meter relay in 1:44.17 with the team of senior Zaniah Bowman, sophomore Bryanna Craig, senior Ciera Bowman and sophomore Leah Ellis and was second in the shuttles in 32.26 with Ciara Bowman, Autumn Craig, Bryanna Craig and Ellis. And the Craig sisters won the high jump relay, Bryanna clearing 5-4 and Autumn 4-0. 

Eastern won the shuttle hurdles in 32.19 with the team of junior Jailya Ash, senior Jewel Ash, senior Noelle Scott and junior Ariana Tait.

RV scored its win in the pole vault relay, with junior Abigail Boggs clearing 10-6 to match her PR and sophomore Mia Pauline a personal-best 8-0. 

The Red Devils also took second in both the 800- and 1,600-meter relays with the team of Sheriyah Nutt, Alyssa Leak, Anabella Chin and Maya Primas running 1:46.03 and 4:05.47. 

Williamstown freshman Ciara Demarest threw 38-0 and junior Zuri Richardson 35-2 1/2 and the Braves won the shot put relay. 

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